Colorado highway and transportation officials are headed to Washington to fight for an extension of the federal fuel tax. Congress must extend the tax or it expires Sept. 30. The Colorado Department of Transportation receives nearly $400 million a year from the federal fuel tax. Officials from of the Colorado Transportation Commission, the Denver Regional […]
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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority is seeking a volunteer to serve on its citizen advisory committee. The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors about budgets, contracts and project implementation. Committee members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah. Members must be able […]
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Rep. Tony Exum and majority leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst will host a town hall meeting to discuss issues lawmakers will face in the 2013 legislative session. The meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Exum, D-Colorado Springs, will discuss the first two bills he is sponsoring.  Hullinghorst, D-Boulder, […]
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Colorado’s top political parties go to court this week to pitch their changes for the state’s congressional landscape — a process that could affect 2012 races in three districts now held by Republicans. Starting Tuesday, Denver’s District Court will hear arguments on the redistricting process required every 10 years to reflect updated Census statistics. The […]
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The Legislative Audit Committee’s going online. The committee approved a request yesterday by Seante President Brandon Shaffer of Longmont to perform an emergency audit of online public schools operating in Colorado. Shaffer requested the audit after reviewing state reports that raise concerns about the efficacy of some of the online program. “When I was in […]
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Federal officials say safety is still a concern at the Pueblo Chemical Depot because of leaking weapons. Quality assurance specialist Lisabeth Watchutka says more than 100 of the 780,000 chemical weapons stored at the depot have leaked since 1973. Watchutka says that’s a small percentage, but safety is still a concern. Authorities say no one […]
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Secretary of State Scott Gessler will be in Colorado Springs tomorrow as part of his “election integrity” listening tour, to collect comment about the November general election. The meeting is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the El Paso County clerk and recorder’s office, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Free parking is available. […]
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Regional governmental groups will meet with Gov. John Hickenlooper to discuss transportation funding for the Pikes Peak region.   The meeting is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18, at the Penrose House Conference Center’s Pavilion.   All mayors, city council, county commissioners, town trustees and city managers in the Pikes Peak region […]
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A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot. A state title board will review language next week to clear the proposal for ballots. If approved, supporters would have to collect about 86,000 signatures to put […]
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Nick Kittle has been chosen to be the city’s innovation and sustainability manager, reporting to chief of staff Steve Cox. It’s the second new position created by Steve Bach since he became mayor this spring. Kittle’s new job is to streamline many of the city’s processes and policies, making it easier and more efficient for […]
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Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, some employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under state laws set to take effect at the start […]
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The state has revoked the license of a Texas-based securities brokerage firm, according to the Colorado Banking and Securities Commission. O&G Securities was sanctioned as a result of a state investigation that alleged the company was illegally offering unregistered securities to Colorado investors. One of its principals, Mary Martha Simpson, also had her license revoked. […]
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